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(Contractor) Senior Project Manager

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

Maryland Heights, MO, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.


With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.


Summary of Position

This Senior Project Manager contract role provides a unique opportunity to collaborate across the different functions including Regulatory Affairs, Research and Development (R&D),  Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, Finance,  Legal, HR, Engineering, Marketing and Commercial. This individual will work closely with the Vice President of Program Management to implement Curium’s strategic initiatives as well as Maintenance of Business (MOB) projects across the North American Operations team.  This position requires effective communication on program status to senior leadership across the company.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate and align multiple shared services (i.e, QC, Validation, Operations) activities between board approved New Product Development (NPD)and MOB-related initiatives.   
  • Provide Project Management Services for North America Strategic Business Initiative projects that are not classified as NPD or MOB.  
  • Improve integrated risk management across NPD, MOB and Strategic Business projects.  
  • Coordinate MOB and Strategic Business Initiatives to be integrated, where necessary, in escalation and governance process where critical projects are managed and reported.
  • Lead efforts in improving and enhancing the PMO process/governance structure and systems initiatives. Areas of focus could include resource management across all functional groups for NPD, MOB, and other Strategic Business issues; optimizing the financial forecasting process; supporting PMO portfolio software implementations; Assisting with execution of stage gate process for all projects.
  • Provide PM Services, when necessary, to ensure business continuity within the PMO.    
  • Present project status/issues/risks to the Operating Steering Committee team members and provide recommendations on project direction.
  • Work with the PMO group during concept phase to provide scoping, scheduling, and cost information for requirements.
  • Provide PM services/support for elements of Integration activities for M&A.
  • Through Project Management systems, capture and share information from each project to drive continuous improvement and best practices.
  • All other responsibilities as assigned with or without accommodation.


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related sciences or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical industry and leading cross-functional projects
  • Technical understanding of the pharmaceutical processing  
  • Knowledge/experience in aseptic/terminally sterile operations; isolator technology a plus
  • Knowledge/experience in radiopharmaceutical industry and operations a plus
  • Experience in manufacturing operations preferred
  • Team member and Team Leader experience.
  • Strong evidence and mastery of being a Team contributor.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, including ability to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure.
  • Allocate resources effectively across multiple projects and appropriately set priorities.
  • Work well under tight and conflicting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, conflict management, priority setting, strategic agility, building effective teams, managing vision and purpose.
  • Strong management, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Strong in computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, MS Project and experience with Project Management software.  Experience in ERP/data base management a plus.
  • Lean or Six Sigma trained/certified a plus.
  • This position may require limited travel.


Working Conditions:

  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Standard office environment, coupled with approximately 20% time in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory environments.
  • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.  
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs with or without accommodation.  
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays to support operations. 
  • Some gowning may be required to enter laboratory areas.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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